Appetizers, Dinner

Spicy Tofu Lettuce Wraps

Cooking method:

Ninja® Foodi™ 5-in-1 Indoor Grill with 4-Quart Air Fryer
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 1h 16 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Spicy Tofu Lettuce Wraps

A big mistake I have made when it comes to making tofu tasty is failing to press out all the water. Tofu is a blank canvas when it comes to flavoring it, but the water in it seriously dilutes any flavor called for in a recipe. Although it may be tempting to skip pressing the tofu, I advise against it. Otherwise, the tofu won’t take on all these spicy flavors.

Ingredients

  • 1 (14-ounce) block extra-firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 Bibb lettuce leaves
  • 1 avocado, halved, peeled, pitted, and cut into 16 slices

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Method

  • Step 1

    Drain the tofu and place it on a clean kitchen towel or stack of paper towels. Place another clean kitchen towel or paper towel stack on top of the tofu. Place a heavy object, such as a cast-iron pan, on the towel. Let sit for 30 minutes to press and further remove excess water.

  • Step 2

    Cut the drained and pressed tofu into 8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices. Place the slices in a large resealable plastic bag.

  • Step 3

    In a small bowl, whisk the oil, coconut aminos, lime juice, sriracha, garlic powder, black pepper, and cayenne to combine. Pour the mixture over the tofu. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. Flip the tofu, seal the bag, and refrigerate again for at least 15 minutes. (For even more flavor, marinate the tofu overnight.)

  • Step 4

    Insert the Grill Grate and close the hood. Select GRILL, set the temperature to HIGH, and set the time to6 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating.

  • Step 5

    When the unit beeps to signal it is preheated, place the tofu strips directly onto the Grill Grate. Close the hood and cook for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, flip the tofu strips, close the hood, and cook for an additional 3 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Remove the tofu from the grill. Serve 1 tofu slice on a leaf of lettuce with 2 avocado slices.